Holden Beach, NC Profile: Facts & Data


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Holden Beach, North Carolina - Basic Facts

The Town of Holden Beach had a population of 627 as of July 1, 2018. Holden Beach ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in North Carolina. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Holden Beach is located at latitude 33.912 and longitude -78.3208 in Brunswick County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Holden Beach (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.71 sq. miles and a water area of 0.71 sq. miles. Brunswick County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 3 feet.

The Town of Holden Beach (GNIS ID: 2405849) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The Town of Holden Beach is located within Township of Lockwoods Folly, a minor civil division (MCD) of Brunswick County.

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Holden Beach, NC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 627
Population in Households 627
Population in Familes 506
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 231
Diversity Index3 12


Median Household Income $68,594
Average Household Income $110,567
Per Capita Income $56,959


Total Housing Units 2,592 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 267 (10.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 56 ( 2.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 2,269 (87.5%)
Median Home Value $609,536
Average Home Value $637,079


Total Households 323
Average Household Size 1.94
Family Households 220
Average Family Size 2
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 1.05% 1.37%
Households 1.06% 1.39%
Families 0.92% 1.24%
Median Household Income   2.11%
Per Capita Income   2.56%

Holden Beach, NC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Holden Beach to the other 739 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in North Carolina by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 523 29th
Population Density # 624 16th
Diversity Index # 704 5th
Median Household Income # 68 91st
Per Capita Income # 8 99th

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